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CR face Navy in vital game today

1 February 2019 11:26 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Sandun Kodithuwakku

A rousing game is on the cards when CR and FC take on Navy Sports Club in a vital Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament second-round encounter at Longden Place tomorrow (2).

CR and FC of course, will be determined to consolidate their position and finish among the top four in the points table by recording another victory on their home grounds.

In contrast, Navy SC are facing a daunting task as they look to register a big victory with a bonus point to boost their chances and to finish among the top four in the league.

Even then, CR and FC will be without their explosive centre three quarter Janidu Dilshan as the former Royal College player has been forced to rest with an injury.

As a result, the Red Shirts have decided to push the experienced Gamunu Chethiya to the back division with the hope of strengthening their three quarter line.

Meanwhile, Navy SC have also been hit with injuries as their dynamic centre three quarter Mushin Faleel and Thanuja Malinbada are ruled out of this game.

The teams

CR and FC: Gayan Jayasekara, Supun Warnakulasuriya, Hirantha Hirushan, Shehan Dias, Panduka Angammana, Joel Perera, Shermal Weerasekara, Omalka Gunaratne, Rahul De Silva, Stephan Sivaraj, Reeza Rafaideen, Reyhan Silva, Gamunu Chethiya, Chamod Fernando, Kevin Dixon.

Navy SC: Kasun de Silva, Amith Gunasinghe, Charith Silva, Gavin Patrick, Nirosh Perera, Adeesha Weeratunga, Gihan Perera, Raveen de Silva, Harsha Maduranga, Abzal Mohamed,

Buddhima Piyaratne, Dinesh Lakmal, Chathura Seneviratne, Chathura Gomis, Thilina Weerasinghe.

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